Ever threaten to make something - and then a company beats you to it?
By Faye Hazel
September 14, 2017 1:28pm CST
For a long time I had been threatening to make breaded chicken cutlets - however - instead of using the usual cracker or bread crumbs, to coat my chicken pieces with crumbs of "cheese" crackers. (There are many popular brands of these crackers, even off brands) People usually rolled their eyes at me. However, seeing as I do not like to work with raw meat, I didn't hurry to make my idea. A company beat me to it! I forget the product name - or even the company - but imagine my surprise one day at the grocery store when I spy a bag of pre-made chicken nuggets with the advertising blurb on it reading "Made with real *cheez-it crackers!" *Cheez it is one of the more popular name brands of cheese crackers in this area. I had to buy it. Review: Pretty good! Though it isn't a food I would want all the time, these chicken pieces had high quality chicken meat in them and the right amount of breading. The cheese flavor was noticeable - but not overpowering. Have you ever had an idea that you thought of, and then some years later - you discover a company made it, commercially? Photo: Pixabay
23 people like this
• United States
14 Sep 17
Oh what a great idea for a change Faye. I am addicted to Cheez Its so that is why I rarely buy them..haha I would eat the whole box. I can´t think of anything I had dreamt up and saw a company do no. But yes they beat you to it didn´t they aww..
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• United States
15 Sep 17
Those sound yummy. I long ago predicted personalized air temp controls...kind of a thin extra skin you wear that adapts automatically to your desired body temp. I think I was having lots of hot flashes at the time! As far as I know, it hasn't been invented yet.
• Wapello, Iowa
A long time ago, I started melting a little cheese on a soft taco shell and then wrapped it around it around a hard shell because it stops the hard shell from disintegrating when you bite into it and then Taco Bell started doing it a few years later.